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It's impossible to anticipate every roadblock on career path

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Imagine you are in an unfamiliar room which is full of bright light.

All the furniture and lethal coffee tables, discarded roller skates and other hazards can be clearly seen. Your task is to exit the room. Finding the exit is simple. First scan the scene, analyse the hazards, and plot the most direct route to the exit that circumnavigates the hazards. Job done.

However, the room you exit into is a different proposition. This is another unfamiliar room and it is pitch black. The door through which you entered slams and locks behind you. Your task is the same, to find an exit. You have no torch or matches. What do you do?

One approach is to walk confidently in a straight line, much as you did in the previous room.

Career education in an uncertain environment can be difficult to navigate.

If you get really lucky you will make it straight to the door and you will have achieved your goal. More likely, the only thing you will achieve is a bloodied shin as you collide with a coffee table, or worse face........

© Brisbane Times